Brexit puts English on EU's endangered lingua franca list

Jun 29, 2016

Brexit puts English on EU's endangered lingua franca list

Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue that needs to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language. The EU has 24 official and working languages, and ...

| Jun 27, 2016

The generally positive influence of 'koso'

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Gray-san-ga yoku junbi-shita-kara-koso, umaku itta-n-da-yo. (It went well because you prepared properly, Ms. Gray.) Situation 1: Section chief Mr. Okubo praises Ms. Gray for delivering a successful presentation. 大久保: 販売促進のプレゼンは大成功だったね。 グレイ: 今回は製品に関心を持つお客さんが大勢いらしたからじゃないでしょうか。 大久保: いや、グレイさんがよく準備したからこそ、うまくいったんだよ。 Ōkubo: Hanbai-sokushin-no purezen-wa dai-sēkō-datta-ne. Gray: Konkai-wa seihin-ni kanshin-o motsu o-kyaku-san-ga ...